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November 3, 2006 at 9:21 am #139

zennehoy
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When I run a PN version I compiled myself, the icons in the menu and toolbar have a black rather than transparent background. Any ideas what may be causing this? Thanks,

Zen

November 3, 2006 at 11:48 am #15191

simon
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What version of windows are you using? The current svn source has icons that only look right on Win XP – I need to enable a different set of icons for pre-XP machines.

November 3, 2006 at 1:12 pm #15192

zennehoy
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WinXP SP 2, so that shouldn’t be a problem. I get some crashes as well in the self-compiled version that I don’t get in your binary, for example when I attempt to add a tool. I’ll have to Debug it more in depth to figure out exactly what’s going on,

Zen

November 3, 2006 at 1:50 pm #15193

simon
Key Master

Ah ok, what version of the SDK, WTL and Visual Studio are you using?

November 3, 2006 at 2:25 pm #15194

zennehoy
Member

Lol, I really need more practice writing bug reports ;) No idea which of these numbers means anything to you, but here goes:

MSVC++ 2005 Version 8.0.50727.42

WTL Version 7.5 (build 5333)

.NET Framework SDK Version 2.0

Boost 1.33.1

STL/SDK (not sure, whatever came with VC++)

Hope that’s enough, let me know if I forgot anything. Cheers!

Zen

November 3, 2006 at 8:50 pm #15195

webmailusr-msn
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Hey zennehoy:

I got same problem: Are you using VS2005? What I did is open the bmp toolbars in a image editor and delete the background. I understand windows takes the first pixel (left-top) as the transparent color.

If you try to open those bmps in VS resource editor, you get an error (It wants to convert them to 16 colors only!).

I used Paint.NET (also a very good freeware) and using the magic wand I selected the color that is arround the icons and deleted it. Then I recompiled the rc file.

Try it and I am almost sure you will get your problem solved.

Regads, Manuel S.

November 3, 2006 at 10:33 pm #15196

simon
Key Master

These bitmaps are 32-bit with alpha channel – the background needs to be there for them to look correct. You are right in that VS cannot edit these bitmaps, see:

http://untidy.net/blog/2006/05/18/alpha-toolbar/

November 30, 2006 at 9:27 am #15197

simon
Key Master

Could one of you experiencing black icons please sync your source and re-build – do you still get black icons? I think I’ve fixed it for pre-xp.

Not sure what to do about those that get them in XP – bizarre. I have added an option (not in the GUI) to disable the high-color toolbars but it shouldn’t be needed for XP.

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